Chairman and Managing Partner
Isabelle founded CEL Partners and was previously Deputy CEO of Caisse des Dépôts (1995-2003) and CEO of CDC-Ixis, a leading French investment group with 4,5US$billion private equity assets under management. Previously, she was Economic Advisor to the French President, Budget Director at the French Ministry of Finance, and President of Union de Banques à Paris. She is currently member of the Board of Saint-Gobain, Air Franceand Umicore.
Bo brings to CEL Partners more than 20 years of investment and operational experience. Prior to joining CEL Partners, Bo was a founding Partner of the China Private Equity Fund of LCF Rothschild. Before that, he spent 10 years in the multinational companies where he held senior management positions including the roles of Vice-President of Carrefour China, CFO of Promodes China and he also spent more than 10 years in international banking sector. Bo hold a TRIUM Global MBA Degree from HEC, NYU Stern and the LSE, he also graduated from ENA in France and Beijing Foreign Studies University in China.
James joined CEL Partners in March 2010. James brings to CEL Partners more than 10 years of investment and operational experience. Prior to joining CEL Partners, James worked at Steel Partners China Access Fund as an Investment Officer. Before that, he was CFO at Austar Holding, Investment Officer at Novont Investment Group, and Senior Manager at Asia Info Holding Ltd. James started his career in the London Office of Morgan Stanley. James hold a Master Degree from Birmingham University.
Brad joined CEL Partners in May 2013. Brad Shao has 8 years of experience in finance and investment filed. He has been focused on investment structuring, overseas listing and financing for fast-growing domestic private companies, with good resources in related fields. Brad also participates M&A transactions among international companies and domestic companies. Before joining CEL, Brad worked with private equity and financial advisory firms targeting overseas financing. Brad once served therole of Investor Relation Director at a US-listed company. He holds MBA degree of BiMBA and is a CFA charterholder.
Francy joined CEL Partners in May 2011. Prior to joining CEL Partners, she worked at AXA Investment Managers, where she helped to launch and manage portfolios covering equity, fixed income and money market. Francy holds a Master Degree from HEC Paris and a Bachelor Degree in Finance from Tsinghua University.
Fiona joined CEL Partners in April 2012. Prior to joining CEL Partners, she worked as International Graduate (Management Trainee) in Standard Chartered Bank, Corporate Banking. She assisted in origination of banking facilities for strategic corporate clients and had exposures in different banking sectors including Debt Capital Market, Private Equity, Corporate Loan, Credit Risk etc. Fiona holds a Master Degree in Finance from Singapore Management University and a Bachelor Degree in Finance from Tsinghua University.